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13 May 2014

AUVSI 2014: iRobot Making the Difference!

iRobot is on-site at AUVSI and demonstrates how their robots are qualified to additionally provide support to public safety teams both domestically and abroad.

iRobot has supported the DoD with UGVs for over 10 years. These robots, designed for bomb disposal, surveillance/reconnaissance and working with hazardous materials, are also ideal for missions involving police units, SWAT teams, law enforcement departments and first responders.

Recently, iRobot was awarded a contract by the government of Brazil to provide PACKBOT robots for public safety use at international events, including the upcoming FIFA World Cup and the Olympics.

iRobot has also worked with bomb disposal units across the US to assist in law enforcement and disaster response.

At AUVSI on booth #1137, iRobot is exhibiting and showcasing the following robotic solutions for a number of industries, including:

110 FirstLook throwable 5lb robot

Small, light and throwable, the iRobot 110 FirstLook is ideal for a wide range of infantry and special operations missions, including building clearing, raids and other close-in scenarios.

SUGV small UGV

The iRobot SUGV (Small Unmanned Ground Vehicle) is a tactical mobile robot that gathers situational awareness in dangerous conditions for soldiers and public safety professionals.

PackBot UGV for defence and public safety applications

Modular, adaptable and expandable, 510 PackBot is a tactical mobile robot that performs multiple missions while keeping warfighters and first responders out of harm’s way.

710 WARRIOR powerful 500-lb robot for heavy-lift jobs  

The 710 WARRIOR is extremely versatile, as it can carry any payload a soldier can think of. See examples in the two pictures below:

The iRobot 710 WARRIOR with APOBS (Anti-Personnel Obstacle Breaching System) provides warfighters with a powerful and rugged unmanned system that facilitates the deliberate breaching of anti-personnel minefields and multi-strand wire obstacles.

To clear a footpath for troops, the  iRobot 710 WARRIOR with APOBS aligns itself with anti-personnel obstacles from a 35-meter standoff distance, fires the APOBS rocket, sends the line charge with 108 RDX grenades over the minefield and neutralizes the obstacles. (All Photos: iRobot)

1KA SEAGLIDER for maritime research and offshore oil and gas

iRobot is making a difference for oceanographers and the offshore gas and oil industry with cost-effective tools for long-term data collection in hard-to-access locations. (All Photos: iRobot)

iRobot’s combat-proven robots protect those in harm’s way and save lives every day. The robots perform multiple missions for troops and public safety professionals, enhancing situational awareness, reducing risk and increasing mission success. More than 5,000 have been delivered to military and civil defense forces worldwide.

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